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Panel Borders: Buying and celebrating comics

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Panel Borders: Buying and celebrating comics


Published February 26, 2012


An episode of Panel Borders: Alex Fitch talks to auctioneer Lon Allen about selling the $3.5 Million Billy Wright collection of comics, to Rob Deb about comics flavoured stand-up comedy, to Janice Taylor about running a gift shop that also sells small press comics and to Dr. Paul Harrison about portrayals of Egyptian culture in comics.


Source Resonance FM
Run time 50:10

Notes

Press release: "Concluding our month of shows looking at non practitioners' love of comics, Alex Fitch talks to auctioneer Lon Allen of Heritage comics and collectables in Texas, the company that last week began the auction of 2/3 the Billy Wright collection of 300 comics including the first Marvel Comics and the first appearances of Batman and Superman from the 1930s and the sale has raised nearly 3.5 million dollars so far.
Also, Alex talks to stand-up comedian Rob Deb, to Lik + Neon gift shop owner Janice Taylor about stocking small press comics on Brick Lane in London and to Paul Harrison, a Doctor of Egyptian Archeology, who is giving a talk on representations of Egyptian culture in superhero comics next Thursday, 1st March, at The Petrie Museum, University College London."

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